Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Pro-Biafra movement, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by bandits and terrorists from the North, to invade some communities in Anambra State.
“Intelligence information at our disposal has it that the terrorists a.k.a herdsmen chased out from Enugu State, mostly from Oji River Province, are trooping into Anambra to invade some unspecified communities there,” IPOB said in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
Continuing, the statement said: “Terrorists (herdsmen) trooping into Nnewi and Awka, who claimed coming for business are actually terrorists coming for attacks. Engr. Chris Obiora, the Nnewi North Transition Chairman, and his gang are the brains behind the influx of bandits to Nnewi North. These satanic agents being aided into Nnewi are coming to increase insecurity, kidnapping, rapping of women, and terrorism.
“We want sons and daughters of Nnewi North to hold their TC Chairman responsible for any attacks in any community because this man is working with our enemies.
“Gov. Chukwuma Soludo must watch the Nnewi North TC Chairman closely and be ready to take immediate action because he is importing terrorists to Nnewi. Nnewi is in the heart of every righteous Igbo man and woman because it is the home of our eternal leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“Moreover, Nnewi stands tall as a Biafran industrial revolution center providing high level of employment to many Igbo youths. Nnewi is a very important and strategic place that needs to be protected. Any form of terrorist attack at Nnewi will be a big blow to Biafra and to Ndigbo in particular.
The statement, further accused some elements of using Anambra State Vigilante Groups (AVG) for hunting and killing innocent members of the public.
It warned the affected persons to desist from the act or brace up for the ugly consequences of their actions.
“Since Soludo formed the AVG group, we have not seen these vigilantes chase Fulani out of our farms and bushes. Instead, AVG is going after innocent citizens and IPOB members.
“This will be the last time we are going to warn them to stop abducting IPOB members. ESN and IPOB don’t kill the people we are protecting, but those coming after us will kill themselves.
“They should restrain themselves from attacking IPOB members or face the consequences. We are not their enemies, and neither are we involved in any criminal activities.”
Meanwhile, IPOB has appealed to those having intentions to attack the Hausa community in Ihiala LGA to jettison such needles intention.
“Hausas came into Igboland for business not to conquer Igboland. As our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that innocent Hausas are free to do legitimate business in Biafra without molestation.
“We are not after the Hausas, but we are after invading terrorists.”
Meanwhile, IPOB has commended Gov. Chukwuma Soludo, for volunteering to surety its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“Governor Soludo, we appreciate your efforts to demand the release and surety our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and every IPOB member worldwide. Thank you.
“Gov. Soludo and every concerned Nnewi citizen should be prepared and ready to confront the invading terrorists because they have perfected plans to camp and later invade the state. IPOB will be willing and ready to work with those who are willing to secure our land from terrorists.”